Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?

The quick answer to this question is “no”. According to the website of the US Embassy in Manila, there is a wait time of 447 calendar days to get an appointment for an interview for a tourist visa application. The Consular Section only provides service to “urgent” and emergency cases — more specifically described asContinue reading “Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?”

Online Dubai Visa Application Now Available

Filipinos who wish to tour the beautiful city-state of Dubai now have the option to apply for their visas online.  The process is really simple and offers so much convenience especially to DIY (do-it-yourself) travelers, or those who opt not to hire the services of a travel agency. If you are planning to visit DubaiContinue reading “Online Dubai Visa Application Now Available”

U.S. Visa: Denied! Common Reasons Why Pinoys are Denied a U.S. Visa

After you have successfully set an appointment online for your interview at the U.S. Embassy, you are one step closer (or farther!) from your objective of setting foot in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Here comes the inevitable question: will you be granted a U.S. Visa? According to recentContinue reading “U.S. Visa: Denied! Common Reasons Why Pinoys are Denied a U.S. Visa”

Guide to Applying for a U.S. Tourist Visa Online

To travel to the United States, a Filipino must be granted one of two Visa types available to Pinoys: a Nonimmigrant Visa or an Immigrant Visa. Nonimmigrant Visas are for travelers who wish to enter the United States and stay there for a definite period of time.  It is given to Pinoys who wish toContinue reading “Guide to Applying for a U.S. Tourist Visa Online”